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Research

RESEARCH: 

I am work as a Research Consultant to community organisations who wish to undertake research in their organisation. This may involve

  • needs analyses
  • action research and / or participatory research approaches with client groups
  • literature reviews

I also undertake organisational and program evaluation for community organisations and I specialise in evaluations of direct practice and organisational infrastructure.

Should you be interested in discussing the possibiity of some research consultancy work with your organisation please contact me on 3311 2329 or by email at mail@jennygilmore.com.au

Full and detailed quotes are provided on request.

Information Regarding Professional Consultancy Services

 

Current Research Projects:

Consultant / Evaluator of the Connect2Families Program on the Sunshine Coast 2016-2018: I am currently conducting a three year evaluation of the Connect2Families Program on the Sunshine Coast. This is an early intervention program funded by the Queensland Government to work with people who are at risk of entering the more formal family support system. The project administration is based at United Synergies and the final report will be submitted in September 2018.

Working with Survivors of Trauma:  I am currently completing a book about working with survivors of childhood trauma and the strategies and skills we might use to work in this area.

Subjectivity and Social Change: I am also working on a book about the relationship between subjectivity and social change which is an adaption of my PhD thesis.

WITADA: In addition I run an online site for news, information and discussion about social issues and social change called WITADA: Creating Social Change. WITADA  is an acronym for What I Think And Dream About. We aim to promote awareness and generate discussion about critical social issues in the hope of achieving meaningful and sustainable change to the way we live together.  I hope that WITADA will be an inspirational site where people who are serious about social change can come together to learn and to develop their ideas and create effective strategies for social action and change. You can go straight to WITADA or to our Facebook page. I hope you enjoy reading and participating.

 

Doctoral Studies:

My doctoral research was inspired by a concern with social change and how we might better understand the relationship between individual subjectivity and agency and broader social change. It provided some of the greatest opportunities for my learning both personally and academically.  I am currently reworking the core themes of my thesis into a more accessible book for publication.

In more theoretical terms, this research explores the possibilities for agency and social change in the reconceptualisation of subjectivity both in relation to knowledge generation and the relationship between individuals and society. Theoretically the research is located in the broad field of postmodern feminism, particularly in relation to the postmodern challenge to modernist views of subjectivity and metanarratives. The practice context for this research is the field of youth work.

The aims of this research are:

  1. To explore the construction of subjectivity in relation to the influence of past experiences and dominant social discourses, and the relationship between these;
  2. To explore the nature of people’s conscious experience of their subjectivity;
  3. To explore the impact of researcher subjectivity on the research process and findings;
  4. To explore the possible relationship between subjectivity, agency and social change.

A copy of my thesis is available for download below and I welcome your feedback.

PhD

 

Previous Research Projects:

  • 2015 Consultant – inPlace (previously Lions Emergency Accommodation Centre), Evaluation of KEIHS. Evaluation of the Keys to Early Intervention Service, part of the Homestay initiative.
  • 2014 Consultant – Caboolture Regional Domestic Violence Service, Organisational Evaluaiton. Evaluation of service delivery across all areas of the organisation.
  • 2012 Consultant – Youth Bail Accommodation Support Service, Organisational Evaluation. Evaluation of organisation and approach to service delivery including contextual issues.
  • 2004 Consultant – Youth Bail Accommodation Support Service, Organisational Evaluation. Evaluation of organisation and approach to service delivery; exploration of the broader context of youth justice sector, legislation, policies and procedures.
  • 2003 Consultant – Carina Youth Agency, Organisational Evaluation.Evaluation of organisation including multiple levels of service delivery and organisational infrastructure; explored related issues of youth homelessness.
  • 2002 Consultant – Brisbane Youth Service, Employment Program Evaluation. Evaluation of project in broader organisational context; addressed issues of education, training and employment for marginalised young people.
  • 1993 Consultant – Brisbane Youth Service, Opportunistic Prostitution Research Project. Design of research methodology involving the use of peer researchers; supervision of all aspects of the research process and compilation of final report. )Ferguson, Susan “Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Young People and Opportunistic Prostitution in Fortitude Valley and Brisbane City, Brisbane Youth Service, 1993.)
  • 1993 Consultant – Southern Suburbs Youth Project. Action research designed to simultaneously establish a data base, agency relationships and the capacity of the whole community to respond to youth and family issues. Gilmore, Jenny Peile, Colin with Ferguson, Susan. 1993 “That Happened To Me …” An Exploration of the Issues Facing Young People in the Outer Southern Suburbs of Brisbane, Report for the Commonwealth Department of Health, Housing, Local Government and Community Services, June 1993

 

PUBLICATIONS:

Reports:

  • Gilmore, Jenny 2015 “KEIHS – Evaluation Report”, produced for inPlace.
  • Gilmore, Jenny 2014 “Caboolture Regional Domestic Violence Service – Evaluation Report”, produced for CRDVS.
  • Gilmore, Jenny 2012 “Youth Bail Accommodation Support Service – Evaluation Report”, produced for Youth Advocacy Centre.
  • Gilmore, Jenny 2004 “Youth Bail Accommodation Support Service – Evaluation Report”, produced for Youth Advocacy Centre.
  • Gilmore, Jenny 2003 “Carina Youth Agency – Evaluation Report”, produced for Carina Youth Agency.
  • Gilmore, Jenny 2002 “Fortitude Valley Youth Employment Initiative – Evaluation Report”, produced for Brisbane Youth Service.
  • Gilmore, Jenny Peile, Colin with Ferguson, Susan. 1993 “That Happened To Me …” An Exploration of the Issues Facing Young People in the Outer Southern Suburbs of Brisbane, Report for the Commonwealth Department of Health, Housing, Local Government and Community Services, June 1993.

 

Journal Articles:

  • Gilmore, Jenny. 1994 “Young Women and Eating Issues: A Feminist Perspective”, Youth Issues Forum, Summer, 14-16.

Young Women and Eating Issues Journal Article 1995

  • Gilmore, Jenny & Manning, Linda 1994 “Boys Will Be Boys …. But What About the Girls”, transitions, 3:3, 53-57.

Boys Will Be Boys Journal Article 1994

  • Gilmore, J. 1991 “All this and more: Analysis and practice in youth work”, transitions, 1:3, 27-30.

All This and More journal Article 1991

 

Editorials:

  • Gilmore, Jenny. 1996 “Editorial: Education and Young People”, transitions, 6:1, 1.
  • Gilmore, Jenny. 1996 “Education and Young People”, transitions, 6:1, 1-47 (editor
  • of edition).
  • Gilmore, Jenny. 1995 “Young People’s Participation”, transitions, 5:2 & 3, 1-67
  • (editor of edition).
  • Gilmore, Jenny. 1995 “Editorial: Young People’s Participation”, transitions, 5:2 & 3, 1.
  • Gilmore, Jenny. 1995 “Young People from non-English Speaking Backgrounds”,
  • transitions, 5:1, 1-55 (editor of edition).
  • Gilmore, Jenny. 1995 “Editorial: Young People from non-English Speaking
  • Backgrounds”, transitions, 5:1, 1.

 

Conference Papers:

  • When In Deep Water… Trauma Work and Implications for Change. Keynote Address presented to PeakCare ‘Confronting Silence’ Conference, March 2010.
  • Self Harm: Practice Responses. Paper for ‘Building Skills Together’ Conference, SAAP and CAP Training and Practice Forum. October 2002.

Self Harm Conference Paper 2002

  • Plenary Session. More Than Just A Bandaid – A Seminar for Workers on Young Women and Self Harm. June 2000.
  • Eating Issues and Sexual Abuse. Paper presented to the Sexual Assault Support and Prevention Conference, Brisbane, May 1998.
  • Plenary Session: Major Stakeholders – What are the issues? Chairperson of Plenary Session at the Challenge the Body Culture Conference: Attitudes, Acceptance, and Diversity into the 21st Century, Brisbane, September 1997.
  • Opening Address. Presented to the Meet the Challenge – Taking Youth Affairs into the 21st century, Queensland State Youth Affairs Conference, Brisbane, September 1996.
  • A Feminist Perspective on Eating Issues. Paper presented at the Body Image, Sex Role Stereotyping and Disordered Eating Behaviours Conference, Queensland Health, October 1995.
  • A Feminist Response to Eating Issues. Paper presented at the Body Image, Sex Role Stereotyping and Disordered Eating Behaviours Conference, Queensland Health, October 1995.
  • Beyond Fragmentation: A Model for Teaching Feminist Welfare Practice. Paper presented at the United Nations 4th World Conference on Women, Beijing, August 1995.
  • Starving to Survive: A Feminist Perspective on Young Women and Eating Issues. Paper presented at the United Nations 4th World Conference on Women, Beijing, August 1995.
  • Feminism and Eating Issues in Young Women. Paper presented to the Working With Young Women in Juvenile Justice and Related Areas Conference, Department of Criminology, University of Melbourne, July 1995.
  • Against Fragmentation: Feminism, Knowledge and Social Work Practice. Paper presented at the Science and Social Work: The 24th National Conference of the Australian Association of Social Workers, University of Tasmania, July 1995.

Against Fragmentation Conference Paper 1995

  • Participative Research Methods. Keynote Address presented to the Innovations in Community Health: Australian Community Health Association 5th National Conference, Brisbane Hilton, May 1995.

Participative Research Methods Conference Paper 1995

  • Young Women and Eating Issues. Paper presented at the Queensland State TAFE Counsellors Conference, Brisbane, November 1994.The Marginalisation of Young Women. Paper presented to the Youth Employment Service State Conference, Brisbane, August 1993.

Marginalisation of Young Women Conference Paper 1993

  • The Relationship Between Child Abuse and Delinquency. Paper presented at the Youth Supported Accommodation Conference. 1990.
  • Empowerment in Work With Young People. Paper presented at the Youth Supported Accommodation Conference. 1990
Workshop Papers:
  • … Become A Diver: Reflective Practice in Trauma Work. Masterclass presented to Peakcare ‘Confronting Silence’ Conference. Brisbane. March 2010.
  • Developing a Professional Practice Framework. Workshop presented to service providers through the Sunshine Coast Skills Development Network. August 2009.
  • Developing a Professional Practice Framework. Workshop presented to service providers through the Ipswich and Logan Skills Development Network. August 2009.
  • Developing a Professional Practice Framework. Workshop presented to Centrelink Multicultural Support Officers. May 2009.
  • Understanding Trauma: Skills and Strategies. Workshop presented to Centrelink Social Workers. October 2008.
  • Practice Frameworks for Social Work. Workshop presented to Centrelink Social Workers. June 2008.
  • Advanced Counselling Skills. Workshop presented to Centrelink Social Workers. June 2008.
  • Developing a Professional Practice Framework. Workshop presented to service providers through the Ipswich and Logan Skills Development Network. May 2008.
  • Practice Skills in Casework and Case Management. Workshop presented to Centrelink Social Workers. November 2007.
  • Theories of Change. Workshop presented to Masters of Social Work Students at the School of Social Work, University of Tasmania. August 2007.
  • Governance in Community Based Organisations. Workshop presented to Central Queensland Community Legal Service. June 2007.
  • Advanced Practice Skills for Work with Survivors of Sexual Violence. Workshop presented to service providers through the Brisbane Skills Development Network. May 2005.
  • Strategies and Skills for Working with Survivors of Sexual Violence: An Introduction. Workshop presented to service providers through the Brisbane Skills Development Network. March 2005.
  • Sexual Abuse Counselling. Workshop presented to service providers through the Industries Training Council, Maryborough. July 2004.
  • Subjectivity in Research: Postmodern Feminist Perspectives. Workshop presented to Staff and PhD students in the School of Social Work and Applied Human Sciences, The University of Queensland. June 2004
  • Feminism, Postmodernism and Social Work Practice: Possibilities for Social Action. Workshop presented as part of the Continuing Professional Education Program at the Department of Social Work, University of Tasmania. November 2003.
  • Domestic Violence and LGBT Issues. Workshop presented to the Domestic Violence Court Assistance Network Conference. June 2003.
  • Feminist Therapy: Process, Politics and Reflection. Workshop for counsellors at Relationships Australia. April 2003.
  • Sexual Abuse and Young People. Workshop for Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal Service. October 2002.
  • Self Care for Workers. Two day workshop for Anglican Women’s Hostel. May 2002.
  • Social Work Practice Forum. Two day workshop for Department of Social Work, University of Tasmania. September 2000.
  • Self Care for Workers. Workshop for Community Health Social Workers. August 2000.
  • Eating Issues: A Feminist Perspective. Two day workshop for the Tableland Rape and Incest Crisis Service. August 1998.
  • Eating Issues Information. Information evening for the University of Queensland Student Union. April 1998.
  • Working with Female Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse. Half-day workshop for Redlands Community Health. November 1996.
  • Young Women and Eating Issues. Half day workshop for Zig Zag Young Women’s Resource Centre – Pandora’s Box: Sexual Assault Confest. October 1996.
  • Advocacy and Young Women. Two-day training workshop for WAYWEST workers. August 1996.
  • Working With Young Women Who Have Eating Issues. Half-day workshop for Clinical Pastoral Education Students, Brisbane North. June 1996.
  • Eating Issues. Presentation for the Health and Counselling and Careers staff at The University of Queensland. April 1996.
  • Young Women and Eating Issues. Half-day workshop for Zig Zag Young Women’s Resource Centre – Dancing Through the Maze Confest. July 1995.
  • Reflections: An Information Seminar on Women, Body Image and Eating Issues. Full day workshop for Women’s Infolink. May 1995.
  • Young Women and Eating Issues. Full day workshop for Inala Youth Service and associated workers. April 1995
  • Gender Issues in Youth Work. Full day workshop for Mackay Youth Connections. March 1995
  • Relationship Skills with Young People. Workshop for the Queensland Department of Health, Initiatives in Youth Health. 1991
  • Youth Work and Community Arts. Facilitation of a series of workshops run by Street Arts Theatre Co. 1990
  • Young People and Deinstitutionalisation. Guest lecturer at John Oxley Youth Centre and Sir Leslie Wilson Youth Centre (Department of Family Services) 1986-1989
  • Building Relationships with Young People. Guest lecturer at John Oxley Youth Centre and Sir Leslie Wilson Youth Centre (Department of Family Services) 1986-1989